|A New Star Cluster - NASA/JPL-Caltech/E. Mercer (Boston University)|
Using an automated computer method to sift through data collected by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers on the Galactic Legacy Infrared Mid-Plane Survey Extraordinaire (GLIMPSE) team found a new star cluster (inset) in our Milky Way galaxy, in the northern constellation Aquila (main image). The new cluster is seen in the center of the red nebula, or star-forming cloud, as the grouping of small blue, yellow, and green stars...
Keywords: What -- Spitzer Space Telescope; What -- Infrared Array Camera (IRAC); What -- Constellation; What -- Aquila; Where -- Milky Way Galaxy
|Star Clusters Found in the Milky Way - NASA/JPL-Caltech/E. Mercer (Boston University)|
A metropolis of stellar activity is captured in these images taken by the Galactic Legacy Infrared Mid-Plane Survey Extraordinaire (GLIMPSE) Legacy project. The panoramic image composite (top) captures 8 degrees of our Milky Way galaxy's plane (approximately the width of a fist held up to the sky at arm's length). The red dust clouds have been illuminated by nearby star formation, and indicate the presence of large organic molecules mixed in with the dust...
Keywords: What -- Infrared Array Camera (IRAC); Where -- Milky Way Galaxy; Where -- Boston
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